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Daily Archives: 17 February 2013

South Africa and Pakistan did battle in the 2nd 5-Day Test at Newlands, Cape Town which started at 10:30 SA Time on Thursday 14 February and which was supposed to run till Monday 18 February 2013.

This is the Live Game Article for the Match.

South Africa won the toss and elected to field.

Pakistan managed 338 All Out in the 1st innings and South Africa 12 runs less with their 326. In the 2nd Innings, Pakistan were all out for 169 on the 4th Day and South Africa were required to get 182 to win the Test.

South Africa reached 182 / 6 near the end of day 4, winning the Test and the Series, with 1 Test still to come (Friday 22 to Tuesday 26 February 2013 at Centurion Park).

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avivalogo2As pointed out by Scrumdown, one of our knowledgeable contributors,  yesterday Saracens played their first Premiership game at their new home ground, the Allianz Park, in Barnet Copthall.  The match was played on an artificial surface and although it is the second game that has been played there it was the first one that they played in front of ten thousand people which is a capacity crowd for the stadium.

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Piet gereylingbok150Greyling 1970676After my tribute to Jan Ellis I thought I just have to write something about the man who was a big part of Jan’s success as a Springbok rugby player, Piet Greyling.

Currie Cup-winning Transvaal captain in 1971 and 1972, former Springbok flanker Piet Greyling, was arguably one of the best, but certainly one of the toughest.

The picture below shows Piet Greyling with his Transvaal side who got a share of the Currie Cup for the first time in 19 years – having previously won it in 1952 – when they shared the cup with Northern Transvaal in an epic final and controversial 14-14 draw at Ellis Park in 1971. The next year Greyling led his Transvaal side to a 25-19 win over Eastern Transvaal at Pam Brink Stadium in Springs to win the cup with the help of Gerald Bosch who dropped the winning points in the final minutes.  It was back in 1972, before the Currie Cup final against Eastern Transvaal in Springs that the former Bok captain uttered these famous words to his Transvaal team-mates: “Eighty minutes of agony for an eternity of pleasure.”

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